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The Butt & Oyster in Pin Mill

Butt & Oyster

One of the best known pubs in Suffolk and a firm favourite with Woodfarm guests

Famed for great Adnams beers, fabulous home cooked food and the most stunning location right on the river Orwell

A proper old riverside pub with bare oak floorboards, pints pulled straight from the keg and the smells wafting from the kitchen. This place is popular with locals and visitors alike and in the summer is heaving outside giving it a great atmosphere

A great place to visit when in Suffolk and just a stones throw from the Suffolk Food Hall (see our separate post)

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The Angel in Nayland

Angel in Nayland

The Angel Inn is a beautiful, timbered 16th century building that has been an inn since the 17th century

To this day The Angel Inn remains a traditional oak beamed ‘coaching house’, in the heart of this idyllic Suffolk village, offering all the comfort of modern life, in an historic setting

It has a superb reputation in the area and is well known for fabulous food and drink

 

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The Angel in Lavenham

Angel Lavenham

Believed to be the oldest inn in Lavenham, the historic market town in Suffolk

Although much altered over the centuries, The Angel still retains much of its Tudor character. Around 1500, the gable ends were added and brick chimneys installed. Renovated and refurbished in recent years the Angel Hotel has a reputation for excellent foodand is one of the most stylish of all Suffolk Inns

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Anchor in Stoke by Nayland

Anchor Stoke by Nayland

A traditional country inn and restaurant nestled in the beautiful Stour Valley

Nayland is a picturesque little village perched on the banks of the River Stour. It enjoys stunning views across the river and the beautiful countryside that is fondly known as ‘Constable Country’ thanks to the work of painter, John Constable

I’ve arrived at the Anchor on more than one occasion in my Kayak as it’s very easy to pull up at the bank and wander in for a pint or lunch

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Suffolk Food Hall

Suffolk Food Hall

Probably the most ambitious retail and restaurant project that any farm in the UK has undertaken!

That’s what the National Farm Shop Association said in 2013. And they’re not wrong! This really is an amazing place to shop for food, homewares, kitchen ware, garden and plants

Not far from Jimmy’s Farm so a nice little day out to visit both, Suffolk Food Hall is a fantastic destination for all foodies. There are loads of artisan suppliers of food and drink and you can now try much of it out in their fabulous restaurant overlooking the River Orwell and bridge

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Sorrel Horse in Barham

Sorrell Horse

Homely dog-friendly pub with huge garden – great for kids

A family run freehouse for the last 25 years; it’s a traditional old listed building, just a short drive from Woodfarm in the village of Barham. They are dog-friendly and family friendly

They serve traditional English pub food and have a large garden as I said, with a large childrens play area. Full a la carte menu with a home made specials board, which changes daily

A stones throw from the A14 too

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Southwold

Southwold Pier

Southwold is arguably the jewel in the crown of Suffolk’s heritage coast as far as visitors to our great county are concerned

Home of the Adnams brewery, famous lighthouse and beach huts. Splendid art galleries, fine shops and pubs and the Blackshore harbourside for extremely fresh fish and the ferry across the River Blyth to Walberswick (see our separate post on Walberswick)

Jam packed with great pubs, restaurants, coffee shops, shops and a fabulous beach and pier, with some quirky old things to see and do!

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Aldeburgh

Aldeburgh fish & chips

Aldeburgh is a beautiful seaside town on Suffolk’s heritage coast, with an eclectic mix of great beaches, family fun, music and drama, fine eating and drinking, sailing and shopping

There really is something for everyone in the friendliest atmosphere

Superb pubs, tea shops, clothes boutiques, restaurants and the most amazing fish & chip shop! There’s actually a few really good chippys but the Aldeburgh fish & chip shop is the one that people queue and queue and queue for!

Aldeburgh is real favourite with visitors to Suffolk and definitely one that our guests flock to

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The Jolly Sailor in Orford

Jolly Sailor Orford

The Jolly Sailor is a centuries old pub near the quay in picturesque Orford

It was built sometime between the late 16th and middle of the 17th century allegedly from wrecked ship’s timbers. The pub once had a reputation as a smuggler’s haunt and is now brimming with nautical memorabilia. They have fantastic log burning fires for those cold winter days and in the summer an extensive patio and garden area. They are both child and dog friendly. Ask the barman for a dog biscuit!

The current owners took over the Jolly Sailor in September 2013 having had many years experience between them

They have put in place an exciting new menu using as many fresh and local ingredients as possible. The menu changes daily, however firm favourites like the fresh beer battered line caught fish and chips and juicy rib-eye steaks are always available as are home-made soups and vegetarian options